Testing Positive

Last updated: August 19, 2021 at 3:21 PM

There is no stigma associated with testing positive for COVID-19. In fact it’s very important that you let the appropriate people on campus know immediately if you do receive a positive test result. This way, steps can be taken to keep those around you safe, as well as monitor your own health.  

First Steps

On-Campus Students

Off-Campus Students

Faculty and Staff

Supports For Those Testing Positive

On-Campus Students

The Dean of Students Office is also ready to support you. They may be reached at 781-736-3600. 

Meals

Meals will be delivered to you. Should you experience any issues with dining or meal delivery during quarantine, Sodexo has set up a number, 781-736-4345, to address any issues during meal hours.

Academics

As long as your health allows, plan to continue working on your classes while in isolation. Upon entering isolation, please notify your instructors and ask for ways to participate remotely.

Health Center

The Health Center, in collaboration with the local board of health, based on testing results, dates of exposure and symptom assessment will make a clinical determination regarding the date of release from isolation (for both on-campus and off-campus students).

The Health Center and Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC) are available for telehealth services and will assist in coordinating care with health care providers and arranging delivery of medications.

In case of an emergency, Brandeis will arrange transportation to a local hospital.

To leave isolation, you must receive approval from the Health Center.

Off-Campus Students

The Dean of Students Office is also ready to support you. They may be reached at 781-736-3600. 

Do not come to campus. Isolate in an off-campus location.

Health Center

Contact the Health Center or your own health care provider to coordinate your care and treatment. The Health Center is available for telehealth services.

The Health Center in collaboration with the local board of health, based on testing results, dates of exposure and symptom assessment will make a clinical determination regarding the date of release from isolation (for both on-campus and off-campus students).

Counseling

The Brandeis Counseling Center (BCC) is available for telecounseling services if you are isolating in the state of Massachusetts and can assist you in finding support if you are isolating outside of Massachusetts.

Faculty and Staff

Notify your immediate supervisor of your absence and report your illness symptoms to the Brandeis Occupational Health Specialist at 781-736-8757.

Do not come to campus. Isolate in an off-campus location. Isolation means staying inside and limiting exposure to others except in the case of needed or urgent medical care. 

To leave isolation, you must obtain and provide the Occupational Health Specialist with written documentation from your health care provider that you are cleared to leave isolation. Official notice that you can return to campus will be sent via email from the Occupational Health Specialist. You cannot return to campus unless you’ve received this notification.